Bug 1461524 - CC: Auditing: ROLE_ASSUME event recorded even though no privileged user access occurred
Summary: CC: Auditing: ROLE_ASSUME event recorded even though no privileged user acces...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pki-core
Version: 7.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Endi Sukma Dewata
QA Contact: Asha Akkiangady
Marc Muehlfeld
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-06-14 16:48 UTC by Christina Fu
Modified: 2020-10-04 21:32 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pki-core-10.5.1-1.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Certificate System no longer incorrectly logs `ROLE_ASSUME` audit events Previously, Certificate System incorrectly generated the `ROLE_ASSUME` audit event for certain operations even if no privileged access occurred for a user. Consequently, the event was incorrectly logged. The problem has been fixed and `ROLE_ASSUME` events are no longer logged in the mentioned scenario.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2018-04-10 16:58:29 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Github dogtagpki pki issues 2860 0 None None None 2020-10-04 21:32:41 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:0925 0 None None None 2018-04-10 16:59:35 UTC

Description Christina Fu 2017-06-14 16:48:07 UTC
I am finding a number of the following audit events when no role access was attempted
[AuditEvent=ROLE_ASSUME][SubjectID=$Unidentified$][Outcome=Success][Role=<null>] assume privileged role

Comment 3 Christina Fu 2017-10-25 21:37:20 UTC
Here is an example of where it happens:
0.http-bio-8443-exec-8 - [20/Oct/2017:16:37:47 PDT] [14] [6] [AuditEvent=CMC_USER_SIGNED_REQUEST_SIG_VERIFY_SUCCESS][SubjectID=CN=cfuEC][Outcome=Success][ReqType=enrollment][CertSubject=CN=cfuEC2][SignerInfo=CN=cfuEC] User signed CMC request signature verification success
0.http-bio-8443-exec-8 - [20/Oct/2017:16:37:47 PDT] [14] [6] [AuditEvent=ROLE_ASSUME][SubjectID=CN=cfuEC][Outcome=Success][Role=<null>] assume privileged role

It seems to be happening right after authenticate() in ProfileSubmitCMCServlet.java
It is possible that it was making assumption that it's always the role user that submitted the CMC request.

To replicate, one could try submitting a user-signed certificate:

Comment 4 Matthew Harmsen 2017-10-31 15:27:19 UTC
edewata fixed in master:


Comment 9 Sumedh Sidhaye 2018-01-22 13:25:28 UTC
Build used for verification:

root@csqa4-guest01 ~ # pki --version
PKI Command-Line Interface 10.5.1-5.1.el7

After following the procedure mentioned in:


I do not see any stray ROLE_ASSUME audit event entries like before.

Hence marking this verified.

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2018-04-10 16:58:29 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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